BGT ENGLISH LANGUAGE THEATRE

 

Neimënster 

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster

 28 rue Munster,  L-2160 Grund- Luxembourg, 

Salle Robert Krieps,

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th March 2024 at 19.30

Tickets: 20 Euros (student 12 Euros) - Daisy Pulls It Off - Tickets

 

The Berliner Grundtheater e.V. (BGT) was founded in Berlin in 1991 and is dedicated to producing a wide range of English-language plays, while integrating players of different nationalities.  In addition to playing many seasons in Berlin, the company has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Anglo-German Festivals in Germany, and is now based permanently in Luxembourg. 

The BGT repertoire includes shows by authors as varied as Peter Shaffer, Anthony Minghella, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. The company also produces original scripts, such as adaptations of JANE EYRE (2010), LITTLE WOMEN (2014) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2016) and in January 2020 it premiered June Lowery's CHARLES DICKENS, THE BEST OF MEN; THE WORST OF MEN. The company is especially committed to promoting theatre for female actors and writers who are under-represented in the theatre and performance world. Shows like WOLVES ARE COMING FOR YOU (2019), PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018) DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH (2020) and THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE (2021), WE HAPPY FEW (2021) and most recently DI AND VIV AND ROSE (2022) all featured mostly - if not only - women actors as part of the company's policy to put women centre stage. 

Combined with its policy of promoting plays by and about women, in recent years the company has also focused on promoting young performers and traineee or aspiring actors who are hoping to work in theatre. It is a co-sponsor of FEST (The FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL THEATRE) which takes  place every second year in Luxembourg (https://www.fest.lu/) and in 2019 started a summer programme giving trainee actors a contract to work on a show. Our recent production of the new play I CAN'T TELL YOU ... BUT YOU FEEL, performed in April 2023, and our next show, DAISY PULLS IT OFF (scheduled for March 2024) continue these policies. 

COMING NEXT

 

BGT English Language Theatre

presents

 

DAISY PULLS IT

OFF

a comedy by

Denise Deegan

13th - 16th March 2024

Salle Robert Krieps,

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster,   Luxembourg 

This production of “Daisy Pulls It Off” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. (www.concordtheatricals.co.uk)

A huge hit in London’s west-end in the 1980s, “DAISY PULLS IT OFF” is a comic parody of the popular girls' school adventure stories of the 1930s (especially Enid Blyton’s “Mallory Towers” series), while simulataneously poking fun at the ridiculous pomposity of traditional “British” attitudes at that time.

Daisy Merdith, a poor elementary school girl, wins a scholarship to the elite “Grangewood School for Girls”. She proves talented, dedicated, popular and adventurous. But the vain and elitist Sybil Burlington and her sidekick Monica Smithers dislike her intensely. They fear that having a “common” scholarship girl at the school will ruin the reputation of the school … and they plan to get rid of her.

Meanwhile, the school faces bigger problems. The Beaumont family, who own the building, are facing financial ruin. Their only chance would be to find the legendary lost “Beaumont Treasure”. Daisy and her friend Trixie vow to find the treasure and to save the school – but soon become aware that the mysterious music teacher is also searching for it. What is she planning? And what secret is the reclusive groundsman Mr Thmposon hiding.  Whatever is going on, it certainly can’t be good!

Can Daisy find the treasure before anyone else gets to it? Can she escape the evil plots of Sybil and Monica? Can she survive a dangerous cliff-top rescue? And most importantly, can she help Grangewood to win the hockey championship for the first time? To find out, jolly well come along to see it in March 2024!

 

   More information & tickets will be available from autmn 2023. Watch this space!

 

Daisy Pulls It Off - Chronicle.lu

THE CAST & CREW OF "DAISY PULLS IT OFF" 

(from left to right)

BACK ROW: Cailin Reiff, Elise Capy-Pietrzak, Catriona Gillham, 

Kim Birel, Jessica Whiteley, Bjørn Clasen, June Lowery &  Lindsay Wegleitener 

FRONT ROW: Alexandra Manafova, Cheryl FaironJosie Hatch,   

Caeli Colgan, Kalina Koeva, & Hanne Siebens & Rewa Jain 

RECLINING: Cara O'Sullivan

 

THE GIRLS OF GRANGEWOOD SCHOOL

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAST:

Daisy Pulls It Off - Cast Information

 

PRESS PREVIEWS

Hear Melissa Dalton of RTL Today talking to Caeli Colgan and Tony Kingston

about "DAISY PULLS IT OFF" & FEST 24 on

RTL Today - The Home Stretch

 

BGT e.V. IS HAPPY TO SPONSOR

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE  www.fest.lu or  FEST 2024 Programme

 

 

RECENT SHOWS

 

 

 I CAN'T TELL YOU ... BUT YOU FEEL IT

April 2023

For information: i-cant-tell-info.php

 

PHOTOS

by ALFONSO SALGUEIRO

Kim Birel, Lindsay Wegleitner, Kalina Koeva & Eloïse Heger Hedloy 

 

 Kalina Koeva & Eloïse Heger Hedloy 

  Ana Maia, Kalina Koeva & Bjorn Clasen

Kalina Koeva & Eloïse Heger Hedloy 

 

RECENT SHOWS - Reviews and articles

 


RECENT ACTIVITIES:  FEST 2022

(March 2022)

PRESS PREVIEWS OF FEST 2022

LUXEMBOURG TIMES

Nine schools and 95 students to perform at FEST 2022 (luxtimes.lu)

CHRONICLE.LU

Interview: FEST Organisers on How School Theatre Festival Has Evolved, Withstood COVID-19 (chronicle.lu)

RADIO ARA - Interview with Students acting at FEST 2022 (Podcast)

RADIO ARA - FEST 2022

 

OTHER ENGLISH LANGUAGE THEATRE GROUPS

 

NEW WORLD THEATRE COMPANY

is holding auditions for

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

See:

BGT - CURRENT SHOWS BY OTHER GROUPS